Documentation Guidelines

The Disability Resource Center, in accordance with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Documentation Guidelines, practices a comprehensive approach to using disability documentation to make informed decisions.

Disability documentation can also offer insight into how university courses and facilities may act as barriers to certain students. Types of helpful documentation include medical records, psychoeducational testing, and school records, such as IEPs or 504 plans. In addition to documentation, the DRC asks individuals who request accommodations to present a self-report of how their disability impacts past and present academic experiences. Their report along with documentation can help to clarify the impact of their disability 

After meeting with the student and reviewing documentation, an individualized accommodation plan will be determined based on self-report and documentation to facilitate access to courses, programs, and facilities at UGA. All students are encouraged to meet with a DRC Coordinator to begin this process, even if students have limited or no documentation.

Documentation Guidelines by Disability Type:

Documentation Guidance for Health Professionals

Last revised November 2, 2020

DRC Documentation Request Form

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Clark Howell Hall
825 South Lumpkin Street

VOICE: (706) 542-8719
FAX: (706) 542-7719
TTY: (706) 542-8778



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